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At Echo Lake out now via Woodsist
“If records can be classified into 'urban' (not in the R & B sense) and 'rural', then At Echo Lake is surely from the countryside,” Drowned in Sound
“Woods make a brand of new folk that’s blissfully whimsical, happily nostalgic and, most importantly, classically and simply melodic..” Loud & Quiet
“An album that exposes itself to the forces of the great outdoors” Uncut
Over the past few years Woods have established themselves as an anomaly in a world of freaks. They were an odd proposition even in the outré company of vocalist/ guitarist/ label owner Jeremy Earl’s Woodsist roster, perpetually out of time, committed to songsmanship in an age of noise, drone and improvisation, to extended soloing, oblique instrumentals and the usurping use of tapes and F/X in an age of dead-end singer- songwriters.
Recent live shows have seen them best confuse the two, playing beautifully-constructed songs torn apart by fuzztone jams and odd electronics. At Echo Lake released last year (woodsist) feels like a diamond-sharp distillation of the turbulent power from their live shows, in much the same way that The Grateful Dead’s “Dark Star” single amplified and engulfed the planetary aspect of their improvised takes.
Deformed by contemporary experiments, bolstered by magical traditions from the past, WOODS the sound of now, right here.
The band will also be performing live on 6Music's Marc Riley show on 15th March from 7.00pm
||Hare & Hounds
||The Deaf Institute
The band will return in September for the End of the Road Festival.
WOODS 'At Echo Lake' (Woodsist)
1.Blood Dries Darker
4.Time Fading Lines
5.From the Horn
8.I Was Gone
11.Til the Sun Rips